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Mother Frances Xavier Cabrini
“They who pray with faith have fervour and fervour is the fire of prayer. This mysterious fire has the power of consuming all our faults and imperfections, and of giving to our actions, vitality, beauty and merit.”
“Speak often of Heaven to those who approach you, make them love it as well as the virtues which are required before we can be admitted to our beloved country. For if you know how to draw souls there by your zeal, your good example and your exemplary religious conduct, you may be assured the gates will be opened for you also. I wanted to go to Heaven, but what with one thing and another we have entered the New York Bay. The superintendent of the Customs House Officers and Doctor are all on board.”
“Prayer is powerful! It fills the earth with mercy, it makes the Divine clemency pass from generation to generation; right along the course of the centuries wonderful works have been achieved through prayer.”
“In other countries they speak of nobility and courtesy, in London they practise it.”
“The world is poisoned with erroneous theories, and needs to be taught sane doctrines, but it is difficult to straighten what has become crooked.”
“The impressions of childhood are never obliterated.”
Mother Frances Xavier Cabrini, Italian religious
(1850 - 1917)